HB 136

  • Kentucky House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 04, 2022
  • Passed House Mar 17, 2022
  • Senate
  • Governor

AN ACT relating to medicinal cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.


Create various new sections of KRS 218A to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish an excise tax on certain transfers of medicinal cannabis; amend KRS 139.470 to exempt the sale of medical cannabis from the state sales tax; amend KRS 138.870 to exempt medicinal cannabis from the excise tax on controlled substances; amend KRS 216B.402 to require hospital emergency departments to report cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome to the Department for Public Health; amend KRS 218A.010, 218A.1421, 218A.1422, and 218A.1423 to conform; amend KRS 218A.202 to require the Department for Public Health to utilize the electronic system for monitoring controlled substances to monitor medicinal cannabis; amend 218A.500 to conform; amend KRS 342.815 to establish that the Employer’s Mutual Insurance Authority shall not be required to provide coverage to an employer if doing so would subject the authority to a violation of state or federal law; some sections EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023; APPROPRIATION.

Bill Sponsors (43)

K. Fleming



Mar 17, 2022


Mar 29, 2022


to Health & Welfare (S)

Mar 18, 2022


to Committee on Committees (S)


received in Senate

Mar 17, 2022


3rd reading, passed 59-34 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendments (2) (5) and (10)

Mar 16, 2022


posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 17, 2022


floor amendment (10) filed to Committee Substitute

Mar 15, 2022


floor amendments (5) (6) (7) (8) and (9) filed to Committee Substitute

Mar 14, 2022


floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute


2nd reading, to Rules

Mar 11, 2022


floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute


reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)

Mar 08, 2022


to Judiciary (H)

Jan 13, 2022


floor amendment (1) filed

Jan 04, 2022


introduced in House


to Committee on Committees (H)

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Current/Final PDF
Introduced PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note PDF
Proposed House Floor Amendment 10
Proposed House Floor Amendment 9
Proposed House Floor Amendment 8
Proposed House Floor Amendment 7
Proposed House Floor Amendment 6
Proposed House Floor Amendment 5
Proposed House Floor Amendment 4
Proposed House Floor Amendment 3
Proposed House Floor Amendment 2
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Proposed House Committee Substitute 1


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